Pardon the interruption but check out these blogs

In addition to this blog, I have a number of other jobs. I'm a manager, novelist, and a designer. I'm a daughter, sister, and a wife as well as friend, aunt and dog owner, but I'm also a mom which means that at any given time I'm a volunteer janitor, baker/short-order cook, event planner, mediator, … Continue reading Pardon the interruption but check out these blogs

Mary Poppins is a superhero and other words worth knowing

I've grown to associate the summer with the superhero thanks to the plethora of movies featuring masks, spandex, and last-second rescues. But not all stories of the summer involve vats of radioactive goo or other experiments gone awry. This story started out years ago - almost nine to be exact. I'd been promoted shortly before … Continue reading Mary Poppins is a superhero and other words worth knowing

Let’s go to the place where the sidewalk ends

LT sat on the tire swing in our backyard, alone. His brother had gone to play with a friend leaving LT to amuse himself while his father and I completed our chores. His legs were curled up as they wouldn't touch the ground even if extended. As a result, the swing was nearly motionless except … Continue reading Let’s go to the place where the sidewalk ends

How to close a killer deal – how I got tricked by a 5-year-old

"If you lost all your skin ..., would you die?" Up until that moment, I'd been enjoying a few minutes of downtime with some light reading after a long work day. LT's latest five-year-old pondering caught me off guard. He had to be asking someone else. Putting down my magazine, I looked around the room, … Continue reading How to close a killer deal – how I got tricked by a 5-year-old

For those who think I have it all together

Inspired by Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. My boss came into my office. "I am going to throw a curve ball at you," he said, shutting the door. Just like that, I could tell that it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. … Continue reading For those who think I have it all together